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Tottenham star’s brother shot dead outside nightclub in France

The brother of Tottenham defender Serge Aurier has been shot dead in the early hours of Monday morning in Toulouse, France.

Christopher Aurier, 26, was shot in the abdomen outside a nightclub in the French city with the suspect on the run, report French outlet Europe1.

Spurs have now confirmed the man shot was the brother of full-back Aurier.

A club statement said: “The Club is deeply saddened to confirm media reports that Serge Aurier’s brother passed away in the early hours of this morning.

“Everybody at the Club sends their sincerest condolences to Serge and his family. Our thoughts are with them all.”

Police were called by members of the public and the area is said to have been closed off for investigation.

The incident took place at around 5am on the Boulevard de Thibaud.

Christopher was later pronounced dead at hospital.

Christopher was also a footballer and had previously had trials at Brentford in 2011, and also tried out for non-league side Stalybridge Celtic.

He played football at amateur level and was most recently on the books with French fifth-tier side Toulouse Rodeo.

The incident comes just hours after Serge had played for Spurs in their 2-1 win over Arsenal in the north London derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Aurier played the full 90 minutes as Jose Mourinho’s side came from a goal down to beat their fiercest rivals thanks to a late header by Toby Alderweireld.

Spurs defender Serge Aurier

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The Ivorian, a 62-cap international, moved to Tottenham in 2017 from PSG and has gone on to make 79 appearances for the club, scoring six goals.

He helped Spurs to the final of the Champions League last season where they were beaten by Liverpool in Madrid.

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